But technical knowledge alone is not enough, because people first of all evaluate what is photographed and how, and not with what equipment. And here, too, there are many secrets that will help make even a boring photo interesting and eye-catching.
A good method used to draw the viewer’s attention to the right detail is to simplify the picture as much as possible. The easiest way to do this is to remove unnecessary items. You can also blur them.
A simple photograph draws people in and keeps them looking at the frame longer. Psychologists have confirmed this effect. They suggest that the absence of congestion in the frame contributes to the relaxation of a person and the production of hormones of happiness.
Odd number of items
In order for your photo to attract attention, you can put an odd number of objects in the frame. For example, a photo of 1 rose or a group of 3 friends attracts. This technique makes the picture more interesting and more attractive to the human eye. If there is an even number of objects in the picture, then it is difficult for an unprepared viewer to find the center of focus and concentrate on the details.
Focus limiter allows you to highlight the center of the exposure. This is not used everywhere, but is useful when a person wants to hide objects in the frame. A popular method is to blur the background, you can also reduce sharpness by setting a large aperture, zoom in, etc.
In all paired shots, experts try to blur the background in order to focus on people, and not on nature or buildings.
Rule of thirds
The rule works like this: a person mentally divides the frame into 9 identical rectangles. The cameras have a built-in grid display function. The idea is to place the main part of the frame along one or more stripes. If you place the object in the center according to the rule of thirds, then an attractive composition will appear in the photo. Using this idea, a photographer can take a good picture of a city or a symmetrical object.
There are times when placing an object in the center of the frame when it makes sense and looks interesting. Symmetrical scenes are suitable for a centered composition. They fit nicely into the square.
Space in front of a moving object
The image should leave room for the imaginary movement of objects. This rule is suitable for photographing people who are looking into the lens or at the subject. However, if the line of sight of a person leaves the frame, then the picture will become unsaid and strange.
Most of the pictures have a middle and background, but very little space is allocated for the front. You can improve the quality of your photo by highlighting certain objects in front. This technique is used to create a sense of scale and make viewers feel like they are inside the shot. And if you expand the foreground to 50% of the frame size, then there will be a feeling of reality of what is happening.
A frame within an image is a technique for enhancing the depth of a composition. Windows, arches and hanging tree branches are suitable for framing. The frame should not surround the picture to add effect. This rule was often used in Renaissance painting to depict perspective.